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Aldren Auld Watson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Aldren Auld Watson Papers
Dates: 1940-1958
Creator: Watson, Aldren Auld, 1917-
Extent: 24 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1579
Abstract:
Collection contains illustrations, jacket sketches and a dummy proof for 8 children's books.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Barnyard Year, 1950

Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Narratives, 1950

Chanticleer of Wilderness Road: A Story of Davy Crockett, 1951

Cowboy Jamboree: Western Songs and Lore, 1951

Fairy Tales of the Grimm Brothers,

John Henry and His Hammer, 1950

Best in Children's Books, 1958

The Little Black Hen: An Irish Fairy Story, 1940


Biographical Sketch

Aldren Watson was born on May 10, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. He has been an author, illustrator, cartographer and bookbinding instructor. He has illustrated over 200 books for both children and adults and authored books for children, as well as books on bookbinding, carpentry and blacksmithing.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 42, pp.193-201.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrations, jacket sketches and a dummy proof for 8 children's books.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Watson, Aldren Auld, 1917-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Barnyard Year 1950 
Note Lape, Fred
New York: Harper, 1950
Box MC 1168
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Narratives 1950 
Note Verga, Giovanni
Emmaus, PA: Story Classics, 1950
Box MC 1168
ink and watercolor wash sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
Chanticleer of Wilderness Road: A Story of Davy Crockett 1951 
Note Le Seur, Meridel
New York: Knopf, 1951
Box MC 1168
sheet proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
sheet illustration proof (5 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
Cowboy Jamboree: Western Songs and Lore 1951 
Note Felton, Harold W.
New York: Knopf, 1951
Box MC 1168
proof dummy (10 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
photocopy of sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
Fairy Tales of the Grimm Brothers  
Note Grimm, Jakob Ludwig
Mount Vernon, N.Y.: Peter Pauper,
Box MC 1168
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
John Henry and His Hammer 1950 
Note Felton, Harold W.
New York: Knopf, 1950
Box MC 1168
tempera study (1 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
Best in Children's Books 1958 
Note  Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1958
Box MC 1168
crayon and ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1168
 
The Little Black Hen: An Irish Fairy Story 1940 
Note O'Faolain, Eileen
New York: Random House, 1940
Box MC 1168
tempera study (1 p.)  Box MC 1168